Exploration of Project & Action Tracking, Planning, Reporting, Data Exchange & Interface Technology
Sponsored by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), NOAA Fisheries Northwest Region (NOAA Fisheries NWR) and the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP)
Workshop Rationale: In the Pacific Northwest, significant time and money has been spent in research and development of action tracking systems for environmental conservation and restoration to meet individual organization needs for planning, compliance and reporting. With the need to demonstrate accomplishments toward shared goals and shrinking financial resources it has become more important to share results and accomplishments across jurisdictions, as well as to move toward more cooperative approaches for programmatic implementation of environmental strategies. Coordination of implementation tracking efforts offers an opportunity to establish partnerships to support environmental conservation and restoration activity planning, prioritization, gap analyses, fiscal accountability, and accomplishments reporting. It also provides a foundation to support action effectiveness evaluations, or report on the performance of implementation to help inform adaptive management and program compliance. The purpose of this workshop was to consider a number of subject areas used in existing systems, such as project and action level data; planning and assessments; habit restoration actions; and indicators, metrics, and performance measures for research, monitoring and evaluation.
Planning Team: Russell Scranton (Ciber/BPA), Scott Rumsey (NOAA Fisheries), Ben Zelinsky (BPA), Paul Cereghino (NOAA Restoration Center), Nick Salafsky (Foundations for Success), Dan Salzer (The Nature Conservancy), Matt Deniston (Sitka Technology Group), Jen Bayer (PNAMP/USGS), Jacque Schei (PNAMP/USGS)